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Phone Screen Repair Guide

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PHONE SCREEN REPAIR GUIDE

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Apple Iphones is where we will start

You could almost see it happening in slow motion: your smartphone is in your hand one moment, and the next thing you know, it's barreling toward the ground in a nosedive. Sometimes the layers of glass and plastic will hold up, but all too often, this scenario will lead to a chipped, cracked, or smashed screen.

Thanks to the right-to-repair movement, the options for fixing a damaged screen have changed. Between simple DIY fixes, third-party repair shops, and even manufacturer-sponsored mail-in programs, there's an option for everyone.

Damaging your phone screen is probably one of the worst kinds of damages that can happen to your mobile phone. The screen is the connecting link between your phone’s computational system and you. It acts as a link between the functional unit of your phone and lets you see what commands you are giving to your phone, what activity is happening in your phone at the current moment and even lets you interact with your phone through the touchscreen display.

It is because of this high functional usage of the phone’s screen that whenever people crack their phone screen by accident, they immediately search Google for how much to repair phone screen. Lucky for you, today we will be giving you all the information that you need when you are in need of a phone screen repair service.

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We have all seen this, a cracked iphone screen

Ah, the perennial question: Why is this $1,000+ device so prone to damage in the first place?

It all boils down to a difficult-to-reach compromise between consumer desires and engineering reality. In other words, we want phones with maxed out displays (the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is 6.9-inches!) that also feature an elegant design. However, those slim edges and nearly bezel-less screens have to make some concessions in the durability department.

If the phone is seriously damaged, back up your data as quickly as you can, making sure all of your photos, videos, and important files are saved somewhere else just in case it dies completely and you can't get the phone working again. If it's already stopped functioning, then a professional repair is probably your best bet.

Getting Your Mobile Phone Screen Repaired

Fix My Phone Now brings you this Ultimate Iphone Screen Repair guide. In this guide you will find all you need to know about repairing your apple iphone screen, as well as everything related, whether it be by you, or by a professional.

Cracked mobile phone screens are a common problem. According to recent research carried out by O2, around half of all smartphone users have damaged the screen on their phone at least once since buying it. In fact, in the UK alone, more than 7 million people are estimated to be walking around with a cracked screen right now. It is true, in 2017 apple jacked up the price of a screen repair, but in the past have made it easier for third parties to repair you iphone screen for you.

Previously, an iPhone with a third-party display was not eligible for any authorized repairs under warranty.

When a customer with an iPhone that has a third-party display seeks a repair for a non-display issue, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers have been advised to inspect the device for any fraud or tampering, and then swap out the device or replace the broken part based on Apple's in-warranty pricing.

iPhones with third-party displays must still be within their warranty coverage period, whether it be Apple's standard 1-year manufacturer's warranty or extended AppleCare coverage, in order for warranty service to be honored.

If the iPhone is out of warranty, or the repair involves a display-related issue, customers will be offered the option to pay Apple's flat rate out-of-warranty pricing. If a customer declines this out-of-warranty pricing, then Apple Authorized Service Providers are instructed to decline service altogether.

If the presence of any third-party part causes the repair to be unsuccessful or breaks the iPhone, Apple said customers will be required to pay the out-of-warranty cost to replace the third-party part, or the entire device if necessary, in order to resolve the issue that the iPhone was initially brought in for.

Previously, Apple would flat out declare that an iPhone screen repaired or replaced by a third-party fully voids the phone’s warranty, no questions asked. A leaked internal memo to Apple Stores and authorized service providers now instruct them to honor the warranty but under certain conditions only.

In the past, if you brought in an iPhone for repairs not related to the display and it was discovered that the screen has been replaced or repaired by an unauthorized person, Apple would consider the warranty null and void and owners will be asked to pay the whole out of warranty charge. Some have found that to be a rather heavy-handed policy considering only the display has been tampered with. Apple has reportedly changed its stance. It will allow the repair of parts not related to the screen even if the screen has been repaired by third parties, provided the iPhone is still under warranty, either under the standard 1-year warranty or extended AppleCare.

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There are, however, circumstances where owners will be asked to pay the out of warranty coverage or, in some cases, even the entire device itself. Of course, if the device is out of warranty in the first place, you don’t get any free lunch. If the repair is actually related to the display, you are also going to be asked to pay the out of warranty coverage. And the biggest catch of all, even if you brought the iPhone in for unrelated, within warranty, repairs but a third-party component causes the repair to fail or even breaks the iPhone, you will be charged the fee to replace the third-party component. In the worst case scenario, you have to pay for the broken iPhone itself.

Owners can opt to have the third-party screen replaced with a legit Apple one if they want to fall in good graces again but they will have to pay the out of warranty price for a screen replacement. If they refuse any of the above charges, service representatives are instructed to decline doing the repairs.

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My iphone won’t turn on?

Many customers come in and say, "my iphone won't turn on" and we understand your frustration. If you rely on your phone for work or just staying connected with your friends and family, it is stressful to lose this lifeline. We want to help relieve your stress. Usually, we can run a diagnostic exam on your device to see why your iPhone  won't power on. It’s usually either a software or hardware complication. Many software issues may be identified from a diagnostic test like an iphone diagnostic. A repair service is the best option if our diagnostic shows a hardware issue. All in all, if your phone won’t turn on, then yep, you guessed it, it’s likely a battery issue. Let us take a look at iphone batteries.

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iphone screen of death

Get your phone repaired using Apple Care?

If you have AppleCare+, you should work through Apple to get your screen repaired and replaced. One of the best ways to do this is to make an appointment at your closest Apple Store. If you do not have an Apple Store close to where you live, you should contact an Apple Authorised Service Provider.

The Apple Authorised Service Provider will be trained by Apple and provide a repair service backed by Apple. The quality of the service will be the same as the one that you get from Apple. The screen will also be a genuine Apple product when you work with these providers.

After making an appointment, you will need to take your phone to the Apple Store or another provider. They will then be able to repair your screen for you. It is recommended that you backup all of your files on the phone before you take it in.

There are some stores that will offer you a same-day screen repair. However, this will not always be the case and you need to consider this.

If you do not have the ability to take your phone to the Apple Store or another technician, you can send it in. You will need to contact Apple and they will send a box to collect your phone. You will then need to arrange to have the phone shipped to an Apple Repair Centre. If you choose this option, your phone will generally be returned or ready to be picked up within 7 to 9 days.

Are you covered by Apple Care?

If you do not have AppleCare+, you can still take your phone to Apple to be repaired. However, the cost of the screen repair will be much higher. Depending on the model you have, paying for a screen repair or replacement outside of the coverage can cost over $250.

It is important to note that if your phone is covered under warranty, the warranty does not cover screen repairs and replacement. This is due to the fact that the damage will generally be caused by accidents. The warranty only covers damage to the phone that is due to defects and not accidental damage.

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Not the best look, busted lcd

Using a third party phone repair shop

If your phone is out of warranty and you do not have AppleCare+, you can get the screen repaired and replaced by a third-party provider. These providers are generally phone and electronic stores that complete repairs on any type of phone. If you are thinking of using one of these services, you should do some research first.

You need to check that they actually work with iPhones because there are many of these providers that do not. You should also check reviews for the provider to ensure that your phone is in good hands. You want to hand your phone to an iPhone repair shop that is not going to do even more damage.

Insurance coverage from someone like Telstra

It is an option, i never saw the value. There are many people who have additional insurance coverage on their iPhone because of the cost of the device. If you are one of these people, you may have to contact your insurance provider before you have the screen repaired or replaced. There are some insurance providers that have a list of approved vendors that you can work with. If you do not work with these vendors, you may not be able to claim the costs from your insurance.

Iphone Batteries

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What type of Batteries do iphones have?

iPhone batteries use lithium-ion technology. Compared with older generations of battery technology, lithium-ion batteries charge faster, last longer and have a higher power density for more battery life in a lighter package. Rechargeable lithium-ion technology currently provides the best technology for your device.

Your Apple lithium-ion battery uses fast charging to quickly reach 80 per cent of its capacity, then switches to slower trickle charging. The amount of time it takes to reach that first 80 per cent will vary depending on your settings and which device you’re charging. Software may limit charging above 80 per cent when the recommended battery temperatures are exceeded. This combined process not only lets you get out and about sooner, it also extends the lifespan of your battery.

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Use this guide to bring life back to your iPhone  with a new battery. If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.

This guide instructs you to detach the front panel assembly; this is intended to prevent damage to the display cables. If you feel comfortable supporting the display carefully while peeling the battery out of the iPhone, you can skip the display removal and go directly to the battery removal steps.

For optimal performance, after completing this guide, calibrate your newly installed battery: Charge it to 100% and keep charging it for at least two more hours. Then use your iPhone until it shuts off due to low battery. Finally, charge it uninterrupted to 100%.

Today, we will look at the iphone 4s for a battery replacement guide.

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iPhone 4S Battery Replacement

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iphone 4s battery removal

Before you make any decisions, you should understand what happens to your iPhone battery over time. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, the type the iPhone uses, are considered consumables because they are known to degrade over time. It’s not a quality issue, it’s just the way they operate. Battery age is measured in battery cycles: One cycle equals draining the battery to 0% and completely recharging the battery to 100% one single time. This can take any amount of time since you will not drain your battery to 0% and back up to 100% every single day. It may take a day, two days, or more to complete a battery cycle.

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The iPhone packs an estimated 500 battery cycles before it starts to degrade, meaning if you own your phone for two or more years, you will have charged enough battery cycles to degrade the battery to just 80% of its full capacity. When the amount of charge the battery can hold diminishes, you’ll find your battery drains faster and must be recharged more often.

Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

  • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.
  • Remove the 2 x 3.6 mm Pentalobe P2 screws next to the dock connector.
  • Make sure the screwdriver is well-seated when removing Pentalobe screws— the screws are very small, fragile and soft. If you strip the thread on the screws, you will regret it, it will make your battery replacement a lot harder.
  • Push the back panel toward the top edge of the iPhone.
  • The panel will move about 2 mm.
  • Pull the rear panel away from the back of the iPhone, being careful not to damage the plastic clips attached to the back panel.
  • Remove the back panel from your iPhone.
  • Remove the following screws securing the battery connector to the logic board:
  • One 1.7 mm Phillips screw
  • One 1.5 mm Phillips screw
  • Carefully push the pressure contact away from the battery connector until it slides free from its position.
  • Remove the pressure contact.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up the battery connector from its socket on the logic board.
  • Place the tip of the tool between the loudspeaker enclosure and the metal cover of the connector, and lift the bottom edge of the connector first.
  • The battery connector comes off vertically from the logic board. Do not apply force sideways.
  • Be careful not to pry at the battery connector socket itself, or it may detach from the logic board. There are four very small solder points awaiting this mistake!
  • Before you reattach the battery connector during reassembly, carefully position the pressure contact back in place. It should rest on top of the Philips screw post shown, and the gold contact should point towards the battery connector.
  • Be sure to clean the pressure contact with a degreaser such as windex or isopropyl alcohol. The oils on your fingers have the potential to create wireless interference.
  • Insert the edge of a plastic opening tool between the battery and the outer case near the bottom of the iPhone.
  • Run the plastic opening tool along the right edge of the battery and pry up at several points to completely separate it from the adhesive securing it to the outer case.
  • Use the exposed clear plastic pull tab to peel the battery off the adhesive securing it to the iPhone.
  • Be careful not to pull the plastic pull tab too hard as it can be ripped off very easily.
  • Remove the battery.
  • If your replacement battery came in a plastic sleeve, remove it before installation by pulling it away from the ribbon cable.
  • If your replacement battery came with an uncreased cable, carefully crease the cable into the proper shape before installing the battery into the phone.
  • While installing the replacement battery, temporarily connect the battery connector to the phone to ensure proper alignment. Once the battery is glued in place, disconnect the battery connector.
  • Perform a hard reset after reassembly. This can prevent several issues and simplify troubleshooting.
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iphone 4s battery removed

Careful of Waterproofing

It is possible to replace the iPhone battery yourself, but it’s not for the faint of heart. That’s largely because iPhone devices use a lot of glue and other materials you’ll have to navigate your way through, and it can be tricky, with many sequential steps that can be time-consuming. Doing it yourself will also affect the integrity of the waterproof capabilities that Apple added starting with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Using a Third Party Repair Shop

If you or someone you know has ever cracked an iPhone screen and gotten it fixed at one of these shops then you should be somewhat familiar with the pros and cons. While the prices at repair establishments almost always beat those at Apple, you’ll be at the mercy of the independent store warranty and the proprietor’s willingness to honour it. A battery replacement at a repair shop will likely run cheaper than an out of warranty Apple service, as the shops are motivated to earn your business.

Unless you have a really old iPhone, a non-defective battery should have plenty of life left in it. If you’re using iOS 11 or newer, you can see exactly how healthy your battery is and take appropriate action to mitigate any problems. If you find you need to replace your battery, Apple provides reasonably priced options that make it convenient for you to salvage your device regardless of age. Those with capable hands may want to try a third-party kit and save a few bucks, and a third party repair shop might save you some money without the hassle of trying the repair yourself, but for the rest of us, Apple or Best Buy pros are ready to assist you at a reasonable price and while maintaining your warranty

iPhone 7 Battery Replacement

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Look inside the iphone 7

Let's move onto a slightly more challenging model, the iphone 7. Follow these steps from ifixit to remove and replace your faulty iphone 7 lithium-ion battery. As you will see, the difference between the iPhone 4 battery replacement and the newer model iphone 7 battery replacement is quite vast. There are many more steps in removing the iphone 7 battery, but still, if followed correctly, it is achievable for someone with some experience and a lot of patience. Follow the 69 steps courtesy of ifixit.

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  • 1- Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
  • 2- Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.
  • 3- Remove the 2 x 3.4 mm pentalobe screws on the bottom edge of the iPhone.
  • 4- Opening the iPhone's display will compromise its waterproof seals. Have replacement seals ready before you proceed past this step, or take care to avoid liquid exposure if you reassemble your iPhone without replacing the seals.
    5- Warming up the lower edge of the iPhone will help soften the glue securing the display, making it much easier to get open.
  • 6- You can use a hairdryer or prepare an iOpener and apply it to the lower edge of the iPhone for about a minute in order to free up the adhesive underneath. It will soften the glue, making it much easier to open.
  • 7- Pull up on the suction cup to create a small gap between the display assembly and the rear case.
  • 8- Wedge the flat end of a iphone repair spudger into the gap created.
  • 9- The watertight adhesive holding the display in place is quite strong, and creating this initial gap takes a significant amount of force. If you're having a hard time opening a gap, rock the screen up and down to weaken the adhesive until you can fit a spudger inside. Once you release the airlock it will come apart easier.
  • 10- Push the iphone spudger to the left along the lower edge of the iPhone.
  • 11- Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the display and rear case.
  • 12- Slide the spudger up the left side of the iPhone, starting at the lower edge and moving towards the volume control buttons and silent switch.
  • 13- Avoid prying at the top side of the phone, you could possibly break the plastic clips securing the display. This will end up in a replacement of what you just broke and you will have to abort your repair for the moment, until you have got replacement parts.
  • 14- Wedge the flat edge of a spudger into the bottom right corner of the phone.
  • 15- Twist the spudger like before to widen the gap between the display assembly and the rear case.
  • 16- Slide the flat end of the spudger up the right side of the phone to break up the adhesive holding the display in place.
  • 17- Do not insert the spudger further than the adhesive to avoid damaging fragile cables along the right edge.
  • 18- Pull up on the suction cup to lift up the display and open the iPhone.
  • 19- Do not raise the display too aggressively as the ribbon cables along the edge of the device connecting the display to the logic board.
  • 20- Pull up on the small nub on the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.
  • 21- Slide an opening pick along the top edge of the iPhone, between the rear case and front panel, to break up the remaining adhesive holding the screen in place.
  • 22- Be careful not to damage the plastic clips on the top edge of the phone.
  • 23- Pull the display assembly slightly away from the top edge of the phone to disengage the clips holding it to the rear case.
  • 24- Open the iPhone by swinging the display up from the left side, like the back cover of a book.
  • 25- Don't try to fully separate the display yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPhone's logic board.
  • 26- Remove four tri-point Y000 screws securing the lower connector bracket, of the following lengths:
  • 27- Three 1.2 mm screws
  • 28- One 2.4 mm screw
  • 29- Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your iPhone.
  • 30- Remove the lower connector bracket.
  • 31- Use the point of a spudger to lift the battery connector out of its socket on the logic board.
  • 32- Bend the connector cable up slightly to prevent it from making contact with the socket and providing power to the phone.
  • 33- Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cables in this step.
  • 34- Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the two lower display connectors by prying them straight up from their sockets on the logic board.
  • 35- To reconnect these cables, press down on one end until it clicks into place, then repeat on the opposite end. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is even slightly misaligned, the connector can bend, causing permanent damage.
  • 36- If you have a blank screen, white lines on the display, or partial or complete lack of touch response after reassembling your phone, try disconnecting and carefully reconnecting both of these cables and make sure they are fully seated.
  • 37- Remove the two 1.3 mm Phillips screws securing the bracket over the front panel sensor assembly connector.
  • 38- Remove the bracket.
  • 39- Disconnect the front panel sensor assembly connector from its socket on the logic board.
  • 40- This press connector should also be reconnected one end at a time to reduce the risk of bending.
  • 41- Remove the display assembly.
  • 42- During reassembly, pause here if you wish to replace the adhesive around the edges of the display.
  • 43- Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips head screws securing the barometric vent to the rear case.
  • 44- Remove the vent.
  • 45- Use the flat end of a iphone spudger to disconnect the Taptic Engine connector from its socket on the logic board.
  • 46- Remove the three 1.6 mm Phillips head screws securing the Taptic Engine to the rear case.
  • 47- Remove the Taptic Engine.
  • 48- Use a pair of tweezers with blunt tips to peel back one of the adhesive strips on the lower edge of the battery.
  • 49- Use a pair of tweezers with blunt tips to peel back the other adhesive strip on the lower edge of the battery.
  • 50- If this is your first time removing an iPhone battery adhesive strip, refer to the video in the following step before beginning.
  • 51- Try to keep the strips flat and unwrinkled during this procedure; wrinkled strips will stick together and break instead of pulling out cleanly.
  • 52- Slowly pull one battery adhesive tab away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.
  • 53- Pull steadily, maintaining constant tension on the strip until it slips out from between the battery and the rear case. For best results, pull the strip at a 60º angle or less.
  • 54- The strip will stretch to many times its original length. Continue pulling and re-grab the strip near the battery if necessary.
  • 55- Repeat the previous step for the second strip.
  • 56- Hold down the battery as you remove the second strip, or the strip may fling the battery when it separates from the case.
  • 57- If you removed both adhesive strips successfully, skip the next step.
  • 58- Otherwise, if either of the adhesive strips broke off underneath the battery and could not be retrieved, continue with the next step below.
  • 59- If any of the adhesive strips broke off and the battery remains stuck to the rear case, prepare an iOpener or use a hair dryer to heat the rear case directly behind the battery. It should be slightly too warm to touch comfortably.
  • 60- Overheating the iPhone may ignite the battery.
  • 61- Flip the phone over and use a plastic card to break up any remaining adhesive behind the battery.
  • 62- Do not insert your card in the area between the volume down (-) button and the top edge of the battery, or you may damage the volume control cable lying underneath.
  • 63- Do not pry against the logic board or you may damage the phone.
  • 64- Keep the card as flat as possible to avoid bending the battery, which may damage it and cause it to release dangerous chemicals or catch fire. Do not use any sharp tools to pry at the battery.
  • 65- Alternatively, a piece of dental floss may be used to separate the battery from the rear case. A stronger alternative to dental floss is an unwound guitar string, such as a 0.009 E string from a 12-string set.
  • 66- Thread the floss or string behind the upper battery corners, bring the ends together, wrap them around a folded cloth, and pull evenly.
  • 67- Remove the battery from the rear case.
  • 68- If your replacement battery came in a plastic sleeve, remove the sleeve before installation by pulling it away from the ribbon cable.
  • 69- Perform a force restart after reassembly. This can prevent several issues and simplify troubleshooting.
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iphone 7 li on battery replacement 2020

Backing up your iphone first

using iCloud

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  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
  2. Turn on iCloud Backup. iCloud automatically backs up your iPhone daily when iPhone is connected to power, locked, and on Wi-Fi.
  3. To perform a manual backup, tap Back Up Now.

To view your iCloud backups, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups. To delete a backup, choose a backup from the list, then tap Delete Backup.

using your Mac

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  1. Connect iPhone and your computer using USB.
  2. In the Finder sidebar on your Mac, select your iPhone.
    Note: To use the Finder to back up iPhone, macOS Catalina is required. With earlier versions of macOS, use iTunes to back up iPhone.
  3. At the top of the Finder window, click General.
  4. Select “Back up all of the data on your iPhone to this Mac.”
  5. To encrypt your backup data and protect it with a password, select “Encrypt local backup.”
  6. Click Back Up Now.

using your PC

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  1. Connect iPhone and your computer using USB.
  2. In the iTunes app on your PC, click the iPhone button near the top left of the iTunes window.
  3. Click Summary.
  4. Click Back Up Now (below Backups).
  5. To encrypt your backups, select “Encrypt local backup,” type a password, then click Set Password.

To see the backups stored on your computer, choose Edit > Preferences, then click Devices. Encrypted backups have a lock icon in the list of backups.

Note: You can also connect iPhone to your computer wirelessly if you set up Wi-Fi syncing.

Iphone Screen Types

LCD Display

An LCD screen is the display under the glass screen that is the source of the image displayed on your phone. For most devices, you can purchase an LCD screen assembly which includes everything: the outer glass, touch digitizer and LCD.

Replace if:

  • Screen does not come on
  • Black spots on the screen
  • Colors are distorted or washed out
  • Image flickers or wavers
  • Front glass is shattered

We recommend to purchase the LCD assembly if you are not sure which screen part is broken - that way, you have replaced complete screen at one time, and you know they are both working correctly. Another reason to purchase the the full screen assembly is to make sure you don't damage the other part (either LCD or glass touch) during repair.

Note: For some iPads, the glass touch digitizer and LCD display are separate pieces (and do not come as full LCD assemblies). This includes iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad 5th Gen (2017), iPad 6th Gen (2018), iPad 7th Gen (2019), iPad Air 1 and iPad Mini 1 and Mini 2. For newer iPads, the screen comes as a full assembly (with screen parts all fused together) - this includes the iPad Air 2, iPad Pro series, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 5 and higher.

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lcd component

Touch Digitizer

In most devices the digitizer is fused to the glass. The digitizer detects your touch. Screens with the digitizer fused together will have a flex cable attached to the screen.

Replace if:

  • Screen won't respond to your touch
  • You cannot select any icons
  • There is a long delay from selecting an app to opening
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touch digitizer for iphone

Glass Screens

The glass screen is the front glass lens that covers the LCD. Devices with the digitizer and LCD fused together have a glass only screen adhered on top.

Replace if:

  • Glass is cracked or chipped but all other components above are functioning properly
  • Glass is NOT shattered
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Gorilla Glass

How to Find Your Apple Model Number

iPhone | iPad | iPod | iWatch
  • Step 1: Easiest way is to check on back of your device * (small text in lower right that starts with the letter A - e.g. "A1203")
    * Not available on newer devices like iPhone 8OR
    On device, go to Settings > About > General > Model
    (tap on Model number - like "MKU22B/A" until code with A appears)
  • Step 2: Use this to confirm your model number matches the product. To locate parts, look up your model number in table below or enter your model number in the search box.

Apple iphone Model Numbers

iPhone XS Max » A1921 | MT5A2LL/AA2101 | MT512B/AA2102 | MT6R2J/AA2104 | MT722CH/A
iPhone XS » A1920 | MT952LL/AA2097 | MT9F2B/AA2098 | MTAX2J/AA2100 | MT9Q2CH/A
iPhone XR » A1984 | MT3L2LL/AA2105 | MRY52B/AA2106 | MT032J/AA2107 | MT132CH/A
iPhone X » A1865 | MQCK2LL/AA1901 | MQAJ2LL/AA1902 | MQAX2J/A
iPhone 11 Pro Max » A2161 | A2220 | A2218
iPhone 11 Pro » A2160 | A2217 | A2215
iPhone 11 » A2221 | A2111 | A2223
iPhone 8 Plus » A1864 | MQ982LL/AA1897 | MQ8V2LL/A | MQ8Y2LL/AA1898 | MQ9M2J/A
iPhone 8 » A1863 | MQ742LL/A | MQ6K2LL/AA1905 | MQ6X2LL/AA1906 | MQ7A2J/A
iPhone 7 Plus » A1661 | MNR22LL/AA1784 | MNQT2LL/AA1785 | MNRA2J/A
iPhone 7 » A1660 | MNAD2LL/AA1778 | MN9E2LL/AA1779 | MNCF2J/A
iPhone 6S Plus » A1634 | MKTM2LL/AA1687 | MKVP2LL/AA1699 | ML6C2CH/A
iPhone 6S » A1633 | MKQ62LL/AA1688 | MKT82LL/AA1700 | ML7D2CH/A
iPhone 6 Plus » A1522 | MGAM2LL/A or MGCL2LL/AA1524 | MGCW2LL/AA1593 | N/A
iPhone 6 » A1549 | MG4P2LL/A or MG5X2LL/AA1586 | MG6A2LL/AA1589 | N/A
iPhone SE 2020 » A2275 | A2296 | A2298
iPhone SE 2016 » A1662 | MLLX2LL/AA1723 | MLM32LL/AA1724 | MLLP2CH/A
iPhone 5s » A1453 | ME350LL/AA1457 | ME432B/AA1518 | MF341CH/AA1528 | ME450CH/AA1530 | MF352X/AA1533 | ME305LL/A or ME341LL/A or MF381CH/A
iPhone 5c » A1456 | ME565LL/AA1507 | ME499B/AA1516 | N/AA1526 | ME679CH/AA1529 | MF321X/AA1532 | ME505LL/A or ME553LL/A or MF364CH/A
iPhone 5 » A1428 | MD634LL/A or ME486LL/AA1429 | MD656LL/A or MD297B/AA1442 | ME039CH/A
iPhone 4S » A1387 | MC918LL/AA1431 | MD235CH/A
iPhone 4 » A1349 | MC676LL/AA1332 | MC318LL/A or MD126LL/A

Apple ipad Model Numbers 

iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd Gen) » A1670 | MQDC2LL/AA1671 | MQEE2LL/A
iPad Pro 12.9 (1st Gen) » A1584 | ML0G2LL/AA1652 | ML3N2LL/A
iPad Pro 11 (2018) » A1980A2013A1934
iPad Pro 10.5 » A1701 | MQDW2LL/AA1709 | MQF02LL/A
iPad Pro 9.7 » A1673 | MLMP2LL/AA1674 | MLPX2LL/AA1675 |
iPad Mini 5 (2019) » A2126A2124A2133
iPad Mini 4 » A1538 | MK6K2LL/AA1550 | MK872LL/A
iPad Mini 3 » A1599 | MGNV2LL/AA1600 | MH3F2LL/A
iPad Mini 2nd Gen » A1489 | ME276LL/AA1490 | MF066LL/A
iPad Mini 1 » A1432 | MD528LL/AA1454 | MD534LL/AA1455 | MD540LL/A
iPad Air 3 » A2152 | A2123 | A2153 | A2154
iPad Air 2 » A1566 | MGLW2LL/AA1567 | MH2V2LL/AA1568
iPad Air » A1474 | MD785LL/AA1475 | ME991LL/AA1476
iPad 7 10.2 (2019 7th Gen) » A2200A2198A2232
iPad 6 (2018) » A1893 | MR7F2ll/AA1954 | MR6R2ll/A
iPad 5 (2017) » A1822 | MP2G2LL/AA1823 | MP252LL/A
iPad 4th Gen » A1458 | MD510LL/AA1459 | MD516LL/AA1460 | MD522LL/A
iPad 3rd Gen » A1416 | MC705/AA1430 | MD366LL/AA1403 | MD733LL/A
iPad 2 » A1395 | MC769LL/AA1395 | MC773LL/AA1397 | MC755LL/A
iPad 1 » A1219 | MB292LL/AA1337 | MC349LL/A

Should I bother replacing my screen?

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Answer these questions. To think it through.

  • How long will you keep using your iPhone if it is repaired?
  • What is your iPhone worth broken?
  • What is your iPhone worth repaired?

First things first: if you fix your iPhone’s cracked screen, how long will you continue to use the device? If your iPhone is new or you plan on using it for a while – say, a year or longer – then you’re probably better off fixing it. This is especially true if you plan on buying a new iPhone when you sell your current phone. Quite simply, it’s cheaper to fix your iPhone than to buy a brand-new iPhone.

Now that you know how much your iPhone is worth with a broken screen, you need to find out how much it would be worth repaired. Then, you’ll determine its net value. Even with a damaged display, your iPhone has value. Many trade-in companies buy broken iPhones to refurbish and resell.

Iphone Screen Replacement

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How difficult is a screen repair?

The easiest repair for mobile phones to complete is the LCD assembly replacement. This repair takes less than an hour and requires the least amount of technical ability. For some devices the LCD assembly can be replaced simply by removing a few screws and cables. Also, as the assembly includes the glass, touch screen and the LCD, you can be confident it will fix all common screen issues.

The glass touch digitizer only replacements can require a greater amount of time and skill to complete if screen components are fused together. The exception to this is the iPad and other tablets. While it can be significantly cheaper repair, the process requires patience and a steady hand if fused.

If the screen parts are fused, the screens must be heated to loosen the adhesive between the screen and LCD. This includes all iPhone and most other mobile phones, but not all iPads or tablets. A heat gun or hair dryer can be used for this. The screen is then gently and very slowly pried apart from LCD. DIYers need to use care to insure the LCD is not damaged in the process.

It is recommended to take care while conducting your repair. Be aware that your screen may be coming apart in shards. Use your best efforts to keep these shards away from your fingers and eyes. You may wish to take precautionary measures by wearing latex gloves and safety glasses.

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iphone repair in progress

DIY Mobile Phone Screen Replacement

Well, it is always safer to use a technician, however, the basics of replacing an iphone screen are :

Every phone is different, but in general you can expect to take the following steps to replace your mobile phone screen:

1. Separate the screen from the rear case. You might need to heat the screen and carefully pry it away

2. Disconnect various cables and screws

3. Swap out the old screen for the new

4. Reassemble your phone

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DIY iphone repair kit

Basic tools for replacing an iphone screen at home

Often, replacement displays ship with the tools included. Ebay have plenty, but you don't have to look hard at all, just type iphone repair tools into google and you will have plenty of options. Typically, you'll receive:

  • Mini screwdrivers
  • Mini Torx drivers
  • Plastic tweezers
  • Plastic wedges
  • A guitar pick/plectrum

You should also have:

  • Curved tweezers
  • Precision knife or craft scalpel
  • Hairdryer or heat gun

These tools are included to remove the case and unscrew any components that obstruct replacing the display. For example, a mobile phone will have Torx screws under the battery cover that will need removing before you gently prize the case apart.

Note that spending money on these tools isn't totally necessary. Sanding off the ends of a couple of plastic bicycle wheel levers will produce usable alternatives---otherwise, they can be sourced relatively cheaply.

Be Safe

iPhones are made of glass, so it’s important to exercise caution when attempting to pick up a cracked or shattered phone. The last thing you want is to have to pay for a trip to the hospital on top of phone repairs.

So, be on the lookout for any shards or fragments from the phone and consider picking it up with glass. If the screen is completely shattered, place a piece of clear duct tape over it. If it’s not significantly cracked, be as careful as possible to prevent it from cracking further.

removing cracked glass smartphone screen with suction cup diy repair kit tool

Determine How Damaged Your Phone Is

The repair options for your phone depends on how great the damage is. Ask yourself, “how broken is my iPhone screen?” Is it just a couple of tiny cracks or has the screen completely shattered?

Tiny hairline cracks or scratches are pretty easy to hide, and may not be noticeable upon first glance. If you have a deep crack, however, chances are you may need to get your screen repaired or replaced. That’s because the damage can worsen over time.

The worst thing that can happen is that your iPhone screen completely cracks, resulting in a string of spider webs across the screen that makes it unreadable. In this scenario, repairs are most likely not an option. In fact, you’ll probably have to bring it in for repairs.

Do It Yourself

Consider yourself relatively handy? Then you could try to repair your phone screen on your own.

There are a variety of video resources and replacement kits that can walk you through the repair process. But keep in mind—it’s easy to accidentally damage your phone further. You should also know that all self-repairs void the warranty of your phone, so Apple won’t be able to fix it for you after.

Bring it to an Expert

Apple will be willing to repair your phone screen if needed­—but they tend to be the most expensive of all the repair options. Even if you’re still in the warranty period. The good thing about Apple though is that quality service is guaranteed, so you don’t have to worry about a poor repair job.

Alternatively, you could bring your phone to a phone repair company. They’ll be able to quickly fix your phone for a fraction of the price. Be sure to read reviews in advance though to make sure the repair company is a reputable one.

inside the iphone repair

iPhone 6 Screen Replacement

To replace the full screen on an iphone 6 it usually takes an expert about 20 minutes, if it’s your first time it could take you well over an hour, depending on experience with iphone repair and skillset.

This part comes with the front-facing camera, earpiece speaker and LCD shield plate already installed, making for an easier repair. All you need to do is remove the old screen and transfer the home button to the new screen.

Turn off your iPhone before reparation to prevent it from damage. Therefore, press the standby button for about three seconds until the slider appears on the display. Swipe it from the left to right-hand side. Your iPhone will shut down in approximately 10 seconds.

If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping over the glass. Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's display until the whole face is covered. This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.

To open the iPhone 6s you need a pentalobe screwdriver, like all iphone repairs.

Remove the two pentalobe screws right and left of the lightning connector. We recommend you to arrange the removed screws on a magnetic pad, just like they were located in your phone before .

Use a suction cup to lift the front panel, a hard plastic plectrum and a hot-air gun. If the screen is severely damaged, cover it entirely with adhesive tape before you continue.

The screen is slightly adhered to the frame. Use the hot-air gun to heat the outer edges of the display to about 60°C.

Place the suction cup over the home button or next to it. While lifting the screen with the suction cup, insert the hard plastic plectrum between the aluminum frame and the display frame. Try to press down the aluminum frame as well as to push up the display with the hard plastic plectrum. Usually this takes several attempts.

As soon as you can lift up the screen a few millimeters, slide carefully alongside the outer edges until the display is loosened on both sides.

Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge. Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge.

During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.

Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

iphone 6 screen removal

In a pinch, an unopened canned beverage works well for this.

Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.

iphone 6 screen replacement

Disconnecting the Battery

To avoid a short circuit, disconnect the battery contact at the beginning of the repair. This will also ensure that you do not accidentally switch on the device during the repair.

disconnecting the battery on an iphone 6
iPhone 6 LCD FPC Connector
  1. Remove the Phillips screws and the plug cover that secure the battery plug. Place the loosened parts in a common field on the magnetic pad to make them easier to find later.
    1 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw
    1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
  2. First, loosen the four Phillips screws of the silver contact cover. Place the loosened screws together with the cover in a field on the magnetic pad to make them easier to find again afterwards.
    3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
    1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
  3. Release the following three overlapping display connectors in the order shown below. To do this, slide the spudger under the respective connector and lift it carefully.
    Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
    Touch ID cable
    Display
  4. Test the new display
    Connect The New Display

    1. Connect the new display provisionally. Connecting the display cable is not always easy.
    2. Start your iPhone and make sure the LCD and touchscreen are working properly. Make sure the display contacts are firmly seated on the connectors. If they are not, the display will stay black or show streaks.
    3. If the display looks a bit yellowish, check the last step of this manual.
    4. Now carefully remove the battery plug by carefully driving an ESD spudger under the plug. If you do not have a spudger at hand, you can also try it with your fingernail
    5. First loosen the four Phillips screws of the silver contact cover. Place the loosened screws together with the cover in a field on the magnetic pad to make them easier to find again afterwards.
      3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
    6. Release the following three overlapping display connectors in the order shown below. To do this, slide the spudger under the respective connector and lift it carefully.
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
      Touch ID cable
      Display
    7. Test the new display
    1. Connect the new display provisionally. Connecting the display cable is not always easy.
    2. Start your iPhone and make sure the LCD and touchscreen are working properly. Make sure the display contacts are firmly seated on the connectors. If they are not, the display will stay black or show streaks.
    3. If the display looks a bit yellowish, check the last step of this manual.
  5. You can find the earpiece at the upper display edge. Remove the three Phillips screws from the earpiece cover and put them in the same field of the magnetic pad.
    2 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw
    1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
  6. Now remove the earpiece cover which is still attached to the display back with an adhesive strip. Put it with the screws you removed before.
  7. The earpiece is located under the front camera’s ribbon cable. To remove it, push the cable slightly aside.
  8. Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:
  9. Three 1.2 mm screws
  10. One 1.7 mm screw
  11. One 3.1 mm screw
  12. Note: Incorrect placement of these screws during reassembly will cause permanent damage to your iPhone's logic board.
  13. Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.
  14. Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.
  15. Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector.
  16. Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the display data cable connector.
  17. When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off its connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to disconnect and reconnect the battery connector.
  18. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the digitizer cable connector.
  19. Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.
  20. Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips screws securing the home button bracket.
  21. Remove the home button bracket from the front panel.
  22. Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.
  23. Apply mild heat (with an opener, heat gun, or hairdryer) to soften the adhesive securing the home button membrane.
  24. Using your fingertip, apply firm, constant pressure on the home button from the front side of the display assembly, until the membrane starts to separate from the front panel.
  25. Once all the adhesive has been separated, remove the home button from the front panel.
  26. Note: If you are replacing a broken front panel, there may be glass shards stuck to the home button. Carefully remove any remaining glass before transferring your home button to a new display.
Prepping the new screen

Not all available displays have the same features. If necessary, you’ll have to take some of the following parts from your old display before installing the new screen:

  • Front camera bracket (lightly glued in place)
  • Sensor bracket (lightly glued in place)
Installing the home button
  1. Attach the home button again and connect the connectors.
  2. Put the silver cover back on and screw it tight.

1 x 1.9 mm Phillips screw
1 x 1.7 mm Phillips screw

iphone 6 install home button
Attaching the rear panel
  1. Place the silver rear panel on new display's back and screw it tight. Make sure that the 3D Touch cable lies under the rear panel.
  2. 1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
    1 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw (small head)
    6 x 1.2 mm Phillips screwAttach the adhesive strips on the left and right upper end of the rear panel.
Install the camera
  1. First of all, attach the ambient microphone in its original position.
  2. Then, put each of the sensors in the corresponding bracket on the inside of the display frame.
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Earpiece
  1. Put the earpiece back in its previous position between the FaceTime camera and the sensors. Subsequently, put the cover plate back on and the adhesive strip back in its original position.
  2. Fasten the Phillips screws. Make sure the front camera is centered on the display front. Move it slightly if necessary.
    2 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw
    1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
Connecting new screen
  1. Plug the display connectors. This usually takes several attempts. Be careful not to bend the connectors.
    Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
    Touch ID cable
    Display
  2. Start your iPhone as soon as the connectors are properly attached. Check the function of the LCD, touchscreen, proximity sensor, front camera and earpiece.
    If the display connectors aren’t properly connected, stripes are displayed or parts of the touchscreen won’t work!
  3. Now put back the connector cover and screw it tight.
    3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
    1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
  4. Connect the battery connector.
  5. Put on the silver cover plate and screw it in place.
    1 x 2,9 mm Phillips-Schraube
    1 x 2,2 mm Phillips-Schraube
  6. Carefully fold down the display. Make sure that the edge on the upper screen side with the connected cables snaps in properly. Now carefully push down the display towards the home button alongside the display edge until it is properly placed in the frame.
  7. Now screw tight the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure.
    2 x 3.8 mm pentalobe screw
iphone 6 refurbished
iphone 6 repaired

Iphone 5 Facetime Camera Replacement

iphone 5

The FaceTime name was bought by Apple from FaceTime Communications On June 7, 2010. It was introduced in conjunction with the launch of the iPhone 4. FaceTime is a video-calling program designed by Apple for use on their iPhone, iPad, and Mac products. For Mac OS X the application was announced on October 20, 2010. It is available on Mac computers that run the Mac OS X 10.6.6(Snow Leopard) and the versions released after that. The software is compatible with any Mac computer that is equipped with a FaceTime Camera and the latest macOS. FaceTime has been vital in maintaining long-distance personal and business relationships.

FaceTime is only compatible with Apple devices. It offers High Definition on Mac OS. Initially, it only offered interaction between two people at a time but the limit increased with every new Mac update. In 2018 with the launch of macOS Mojave, Apple announced that the FaceTime application will allow group video and audio calls with up to 32 people.

the iphone 5 front camera_ facetime camera

Why Is FaceTime Camera Not Working?

Apple takes pride in the quality of their products. FaceTime is one of the most dependable software offered by Apple on Mac but problems might occur from time to time which results in the app not working. If the FaceTime app does not work no matter how many times you attempt to start it. Here are some possible symptoms that would cause such a problem.

the specs, details of the iphone 5 facetime camera
The iphone 5 facetime camera details

• The Camera or microphone doesn’t work:

Camera and the microphone are an essential part of the FaceTime app. There is a chance that Mac’s hardware is not connected with the system which could result in the application to crash. There might be multiple reasons that would cause the camera and the mic to stop performing its function. It could be a hardware failure or a minor software glitch.

Symptoms with the FaceTime camera typically include a blacked out screen when the front-facing camera is activated or pixelated areas and lines through the screen. In some cases the front-facing FaceTime camera may not launch or trigger at all. That cable also contains the proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. If auto brightness isn't working or your display doesn't turn off when you're on a call, those are signs the sensor portion is failing. If you're experiencing any of these issues, pay attention to us, read our iphone 5 facetime camera replacement guide.

How to replace an iphone 5 facetime front camera

As with any repair, always power your phone off before attempting to pull apart your iphone.

The dismantle will require the same iphone repair toolkit that we use in the iphone 6 guide.

Remove the front screen assembly  
  • To begin, use your security screwdriver to remove the two
  • Remove the two keeper screws in the bottom of your iPhone 5 that sit on either side of the dock.
  • Now place your suction cup above the Home button and gently pry up from the bottom. Take care not to pull the entire screen off as the top of the screen is still attached by several cables. You only want to release the bottom portion.
  • Once the screen is free, swing up the display assembly so you can get to the shield that is holding the cables in place.
  • Using your ##000 screwdriver to remove the three screws holding the display shield down. Set the shield aside and remember not to mix up the screws.
  • Now use your spudger tool to pry up the three cables that attach the display to the board. After you do so, the display should be free from the device. As a side note, you can only see two of the cables (as marked in the photo below) as the third is underneath. Most of the time the third one simply pops up on its own when you remove the first two. You may need to free it but most likely, it'll come up on its own. The second photo below shows its location on the board for reference.
  • Remove the earpiece assembly
  • Place your display assembly face down on a clean cloth as to not scratch the screen.
  • Remove the two screws holding the earpiece speaker and shield in place using your #000 screwdriver.
  • Gently lift the earpiece and shield off the display assembly.
iphone 5 facetime camera replacement
Swap out the FaceTime camera and sensor cable assembly

Start in the middle of the cable by gently pulling up where the gasket is tucked into the display, as shown in the image below.

Next use your iSesamo opening tool or a razor blade to pry up the right side of the sensor cable. It's only held down with a small amount of adhesive. Just take care not to damage any of the brackets on the back of the display assembly.

Gently lift the FaceTime camera and sensor cable out of the iPhone 5's display assembly.

Peel off any adhesive backing on the new assembly and start by securing the gasket to the back of the display assembly and then folding the cable upwards like the one we are replacing was.

Next line up the right side of the cable and make sure the adhesive on the back is secure.

  • Finally, flip over your iPhone 5 display assembly carefully and make sure the camera itself is centered inside of the recess. Make any adjustments left and right if needed. You may want to check this again after replacing the earpiece as well.
Swap out the FaceTime camera and sensor cable assembly
Replace the earpiece assembly

Place the earpiece assembly on the back of the display. Be sure to line up the contacts on the back of the earpiece with the contacts on the cable assembly on the back of your iPhone display.

Replace the earpiece shield on top of the actual earpiece. Make sure it also lines up with the screw holes correctly.

Replace the two screws that hold the earpiece and shield in place using your #000 screwdriver.

iphone 5 facetime camera lens
Reconnect the display assembly

Re-attach the three cables for the display back to the board of your iPhone 5.

  • Carefully re-position the display shield over the cables once you're sure they are secure.
  • Replace the three screws you removed previously using your ##000 screwdriver. Sometimes the top right screw is not magnetized and may be a little tricky to get back in. I normally guide it in with my finger and then use the screwdriver. Makes for an easier job.
  • Now snap the display back down and into place. Be sure to line up the grooves in the top of the screen inside the frame. If you are facing resistance, do not force the display down. Make sure everything is lined up properly and that the clips in the top are aligned properly. Then try gently pressing down again.
  • Replace the two screws that sit on either side of the Lightning dock using your security screwdriver.

How to Force Restart an iPhone and ipad

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A force restart can be an effective solution if your iDevice has frozen or slowed down, or is otherwise malfunctioning. A restart has been said to be a good idea for your phones health, from time to time. Although, i can’t say if thats true or not, i can tell you how to do it, and when you have no other option, a restart can save the day.

The way you restart or reboot depends a bit on the model you've got (and is a little more complicated if you've got a device with no Home button such as the iPhone 11 Pro or iPad Pro 2018). We will explain the steps you need to take to turn off and restart each generation of iPhone or iPad below.

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What's the difference between restarting, force-restarting and rebooting?

Wondering whether you need to restart or reboot your iPhone? It's essentially the same thing, just a different word for "turning it off and on again". The default response for any IT department looking to solve computer-related ills.

The difference is when we introduce the word "force", which is sometimes replaced by "hard". This does make it a different process. Sometimes your iPhone or iPad might have hung and become so unresponsive that even attempting to turn it off isn't registering. Even worse, it may be refusing to turn on. In that case, the best solution may be to force-restart, also known as a hard reboot, and we will show you how to do that too.

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How to restart an iphone or ipad

To switch off and restart your device you need to press and hold the power button, which you will find on the right side or the top of an iPhone depending on the age and size of your device (Apple moved the power button to the side when it introduced larger iPhone sizes with the iPhone 6.) All iPads have the power button on top of the device.

  1. Press and hold the power button for a few seconds.
  2. Wait until you see Slide to Power Off appear on your screen.
  3. Swipe the Slide to Power Off slider.
  4. Press and hold the power button again and wait for your device to turn on.
  5. You will have to enter your passcode at start up, even if you usually use a fingerprint for ID.

If this doesn't work it may indicate that a force-restart is necessary.

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How to force restart an iphone or ipad

If your iPhone or iPad has become unresponsive, or it's shut it down and it won't turn on again, all is not lost. There is a feature on iOS devices that can be used when the normal modes of operation aren't working.

The method required for this procedure depends on the model of iPad or iPhone you're using. It mainly revolves around whether you've got a Home button, and if so, whether it's a physical or 'taptic' button. The iPhone 6s and earlier, for instance, have a physical Home button that moves downwards when you press it. The iPhone 7 and 8 have a Home button, but it's static - instead of moving downwards it vibrates to simulate a click, and does not function when the device is powered off. And the iPhone X, XS, 11 and 11 Pro, and the iPad Pro models from 2018, haven't got Home buttons at all.

How to restart iPhone by resetting network settings?

This is another trouble-free way to restart iPhone without Power button. Nevertheless, while following this method, the stored Wi-Fi passwords and paired Bluetooth devices would be erased. If you are willing to take this small risk, then you can easily follow this method and learn how to restart iPhone without button.

1. Firstly, visit your phone’s Settings and tap on the General option. From here, select Reset > Reset Network Settings option.

2. You will be asked to enter the passcode of your device. Match the designated passcode and tap on the “Reset Network Settings” option.

This will erase all the saved network settings on your phone and will restart it in the end. If you wish to learn how to restart iPhone without lock button, then this is one of the easiest techniques.

How to restart iPhone by applying Bold text?

As surprising as it might sound, you can restart iPhone without Power button by simply turning on the Bold text feature. Not only are bold texts easier to be read, but the feature will also be implemented only after restarting your phone. Learn how to restart iPhone without lock button by implementing these steps.

1. To turn on the Bold text feature on your phone, visit its Settings > General > Accessibility and toggle on the feature of “Bold text”.

2. As soon as you will turn it on, you will get a pop-up (“Applying this setting will restart your iPhone”). Simply tap on the “Continue” button and wait for a while as your phone will be restarted automatically.

That was indeed one of the easiest solutions to restart iPhone without Power button. Nevertheless, there are times when users get a frozen screen on their device. This solution can’t be implemented under such circumstances. Learn how to restart iPhone without Power button and frozen screen by following the next technique.

force restart iphone 11
Force-restarting an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, or any iDevice without a Home button

This method is for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and the devices that haven't got a Home button: the iPhone X, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, and the 2018 iPad Pros.

This is what you need to do to force-restart your device:

  1. Quickly press the release the volume up button.
  2. Quickly press the release the volume down button.
  3. Press and hold the Power button (on the other side) until you see the Apple logo.
  4. Enter your passcode at startup.

This should force your iPhone to restart.

Factory Reset
iphone factory reset guide, how to factory reset in 2 steps

Resetting your iPhone or iPad completely wipes the data on the device and returns it to factory settings. (This is distinct from the less drastic processes of restarting and force-restarting, both of which retain your data and settings and should generally be tried first.)

To factory-reset an iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

But there are some steps you should take first, as we'll outline in this article. We explain how to reset an iPhone or iPad, the steps and precautions to take first, and how to rescue the data on a phone or tablet you've wiped by mistake.

Once you're confident that you've backed up your iPad or iPhone, you're ready to perform a factory reset. This will completely wipe your device, which is why having a backup beforehand is so important.

  1. To reset your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings.
  2. If you've got an iCloud backup set up, iOS will ask if you'd like to update it, so you don't lose unsaved data. We advise you to follow this advice, and tap Back Up Then Erase.
  3. After typing in your passcode (if you've set one), you'll get a warning box, with the option to Erase iPhone (or iPad) in red. Tap this.
  4. You'll need to enter your Apple ID password to confirm the action. The device will be wiped and go back to the initial setup screen you saw when you first used the device.
  5. You can also fully reset your iPhone or iPad through iTunes or Finder (depending on whether you've updated to macOS Catalina or not). When you plug in your iOS device, you should see a 'Restore iPhone' button, which will fully reset the device.

Your iPhone or iPad is now ready to sell.

How to Force Restart an iPhone 11

Performing a force restart won't delete any data, but can be helpful if your iPhone 11 is frozen, won't turn on, or needs troubleshooting.

  • Quickly press and release the Volume Up button (1).
  • Quickly press and release the Volume Down button (2).
  • Finally, press and hold the side button (3) until the Apple logo appears, and then release.
  • The screen will temporarily go dark as the iPhone shuts down and reboots. Keep holding the button until you see the  logo.

iPhone 6 Logic Board Replacement

iphone 6 logic board old and new

Before pulling apart your logic board of your iPhone 6, you have to turn it off as usual. We have touched on safety many times now, do it safely.

Maintain the power button on the top for a few seconds.

Then slide to the right to "power off" button in red.

The SIM card tray of the iPhone 6 can be found on the right side of the phone, near the power button (on/off/sleep).

iphone 6 sim card removal

Insert the SIM card eject tool in the small hole and push to eject the SIM tray.

Then grab it and remove it.

The iPhone 6 SIM card tray is now removed.

With a pentalobe screw driver, remove the two screws.

Those screws are on both side of the lightning connector of the phone.

Those two screws maintain the bottom part of the screen on the iPhone's frame.

Then put the suction cups on the iPhone 6.

The suction cups have to be as close as possible to the home button of the iPhone as for a better grip.

Make sure the suction cups are well fixed to the iPhone, then open the tweezers in order to separate the screen from the frame of the phone.

With a cruciform screw, remove the five screws.

Those screws hold the front panel cable bracket that you can remove with a pair of tweezers.

With a nylon spudger, gently pry up to disconnect the cable for :

- the front camera,

- the earpiece speaker,

- the proximity and light sensor,

- and the home button cable.

Still with a nylon spudger, pry again to disconnect gently the last two cables holding the display assembly of your iPhone 6 :

- the LCD screen cable

- the touch screen cable

You can now pull out the complete display assembly.

The complete display assemble of your iPhone 6 is now disassembled.

Use the cruciform screwdriver and remove the two screws.

Those screws hold the two following connector brackets :

- battery connector,

- headphone jack/speaker/dock connector/microphone connector.

Then grab the connector's bracket with a pair of tweezers and remove it.

Use the nylon spudger and gently pry to disconnect the battery cable.

We recommend that your unplug the battery for safety reason. But there's no need to remove it completely.

With the nylon spudger, disconnect the headphone jack/lightning connector/GSM antenna/microphone cable.

Use the nylon spudger again and disconnect the GSM antenna.

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the screws required.

This screw maintain the angled logic board bracket.

iphone 6 bracket removal for logic board replacement

You can remove it with a pair of tweezers.

Use a flat screwdriver to remove the rivet screw.

This screw maintain the top part of the logic board.

Even if it looks like a cruciform screw, we advise you to use a flat screwdriver to remove this screw.

Use a cruciform screwdriver to remove the two screws.

Those screws maintain the upper cable bracket.

Now remove it with tweezers.

Still with a cruciform screwdriver, remove the four screws.

Those screws maintain the contact bracket on the phone.

Now remove it with a pair of tweezers.

Still with the cruciform screwdriver, remove the three screws.

Those screws maintain the grounding bracket.

iphone logic board removal

With a pair of tweezers, remove the grounding bracket.

With the nylon spudger, disconnect the volume/vibrator/power buttons cable.

With the spudger, gently pry to disconnect the power button cable.

Disconnect the back camera using the spudger.

Insert the nylon spudger between the speaker and the logic board.

Then gently pry to lift it slightly.

You can now remove the iPhone 6's logic board.

removing the new iphone 6 logic board

The logic board of your iPhone 6 is now disassembled

You can replace it with a new one.

placing in the iphone 6 logic board

To reassemble your iPhone 6 follow this guide in reverse order.

How to boot into Recovery Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus

How to boot into Recovery Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus saw apple get rid of the Physical home button that it used to have. Now, it has software based home button that works together combination with new generation Taptic engine. So, we don’t have the same process to enter in Recovery Mode as we use to. Though the process has been changed, the modern process is also quite easy if you follow the process accordingly.

This quick guide will teach you how to boot your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus into Recovery Mode in case you need to restore your iPhone.

Press and Hold the Power and Volume Down Buttons
  • Connect your iPhone 7 Plus to your Mac or PC with a Lightning to USB cable before you begin.
  • Resetting your iPhone will NOT remove iCloud Lock. You will be required to to enter your Apple ID and/or Password when you set your device up if you have iCloud Lock on.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake buttons on your device.
  • Your screen should turn black, keep holding down the two buttons once it does.
  • The Recovery Mode Process is different than that of previous models of the iPhone due to the lack of a Physical Home Button.
Continue to Hold the Power and Volume Down Buttons
  • After a few seconds the Apple Logo will appear, continue to hold down the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons until the screen turns black again.
  • If you let go of either button during this process the phone will boot into iOS and you will have to start again from Step 1.
Release the Buttons and Open iTunes
  • After a few more seconds the Connect to iTunes screen will appear. Once it does, release the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons to avoid Force Restarting the device by accident.
  • On your Mac or PC, open up iTunes and you will be prompted with an error message stating that “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.”
  • If you are updating your iPhone with a IPSW file, hold Shift while clicking the Update button. You will be prompted to select your IPSW file from apple.
  • Note that restoring your iPhone will Permanently Delete all your data including Apps, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Contacts. Make sure you backup your device before restoring it.
Booting Back to iOS
  • This Step is Optional if you decide not to Update or Restore your Device.
  • To boot back into iOS, Press and Hold the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons until the screen turns black.
  • Once you see the Apple Logo, release both buttons and your iPhone will boot into iOS.
  • At this point you may Sync your iPhone with iTunes or disconnect the Lightning to USB cable and continue with your day.

If screen jack have no any fault then the above mobile screen repair diagram will help you to find out tracks that are used in screen function of Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime replace phone screen with new one for testing.

All tracks are indicated in different colors so that you can find out the points where you can apply jumpers to repair phone scree.Broken phone screen can not be repaired. And solution is only possible with phone screen replacement.

For more information and new tips and tricks on this problem solution continue to visit this page, we will update if there will be new updates. Some related messages are also given below, you can read more about the mobile phone.

Please note that although each diagram and solution posted on our website has been tested by one or more members of our team before posting, we will not be liable for any loss or damage, including personal injury .

How much does it cost to replace a foldable phone’s screen?

2019 brings you the foldable smart phone, the last thing you want is a broken screen on your cutting edge foldable weapon.

Galaxy z Flip

The clamshell foldable is arguably the most polished foldable phone yet, offering a slick design and a cheaper price than other devices on this list. You’ll still be paying some premium pricing for this device though.

Fixmyphonenow spotted Galaxy Z Flip screen repair costs on the Samsung website, and you’ll need to pay $499 for the main screen and $99 for the back panel (containing the tiny secondary screen).

Galaxy z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung is discounting your first Galaxy Fold screen repair (at least in the US), charging $149 as part of the Galaxy Fold Premier Service. This applies if you bought the device before December 31. What happens thereafter though?

Business Insider reported earlier this year that subsequent Galaxy Fold screen repairs will set you back about $600. That’s basically a Galaxy S10e on special right there.

Samsung Galaxy Fold
Huawei Mate X

Huawei’s one and only foldable phone available in China at the moment, nowhere else, assumingly because the smart phone from china is without Google certification and therefore Google Play Services.

In the chance you break the huawei mate x foldable screen, Huawei’s website has a new screen costing 7,080 yuan (~$1,010). That’s nearly half the cost of the Mate X in China, currently going for around ~$2,400. This seems like the price for the screen only rather than any labor, so it’s possible the final price will be different in the future.

Huawei Mate X

Samsung Screen Repair

samsung galaxy phone repair
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Mobile Phone Screen Repair Light Problem Solution

This post is all about Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime fix phone screen problem solution. If mobile phone screen display is not working good or the screen light is not working. Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime cracked screen repair is only possible with phone screen replacement. But if the screen is not broken then replace phone screen is not required.

If Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime screen is blinking or dim light having blank scree. In all these case we have to disassemble the smart phone and check screen jack if there is any rust carbon or damages of screen jack pins.Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime phone repair tutorials are given in a few more posts so you can search other repairing problem solutions here.

samsung galaxy screen repair

Samsung Galaxy S8 Screen Replacement

In this repair manual we will show you how to replace the entire display of your Galaxy S8. You are completely independent from repair shops that often need you to leave your phone for several hours or days. Even a new purchase is not necessary if you grab tools and original spare parts and repair the phone by yourself. So you can fix problems with the display of your Samsung Galaxy S8 yourself and do something good for the environment at the same time.

samsung galaxy screen replacement kit

The detailed tutorial shows you how to open your phone, remove the broken display and replace it with a new one. So if you have dropped your Samsung Galaxy S8 and the glass is shattered, if the touchscreen no longer reacts to your touch or if the display remains completely black, this repair guide will help you.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Screen Replacement

Note: This guide instructs you to replace only the display while leaving the original frame, motherboard, and battery in place. However, some replacement screens for this phone come pre-installed in a new frame (a.k.a. chassis), which requires a very different procedure—transplanting your phone's internals and installing a new battery. Make sure you have the correct part before starting this guide.

This guide involves removing the rear glass cover, you will need replacement adhesive to reattach the back cover to the phone. If your replacement screen does not come with adhesive, you will need to use tape to secure it as well.

If the frame is damaged or bent, it's important to replace it, or else the new screen may not mount correctly and can suffer damage from uneven pressure.

The process of separating the display from the frame usually destroys the display, so don't follow this guide unless you intend to replace the display.

  • Shut down your Galaxy S8 by pressing the power button until you see the option "Switch off".
  • Now you can confirm the shut down of the mobile phone. Start the next step as soon as the screen stays black.
  • Now remove the SIM tray including your card by using a SIM tool.

Now you have to release the back cover of the Galaxy S8. As this is glued, you will need a heat gun or a regular hairdryer. The heat will loosen the glue, so that you can remove the back cover more easily. In addition, you'll need a flat, flexible tool like the iPlastix or iFlex as well as several picks to remove the back cover all around.

Samsung Galaxy S8 inside
Back Glass Assembly
  1. Heat the back cover all around with a hair dryer to loosen the glue. Do not put the hair dryer too far away, you will need it again and again in between. Place a suction cup on the bottom of the back cover.
  2. Pull the suction cup on the key ring upwards and try to press a flat tool like the iPlastix or iFlex between the back glass and the frame at the same time. You can always use the hair dryer to help you do this, so that the heat will loosen the glue at this point.
  • You may also use an ifixit iopener, a very safe option
  • Once you have managed to insert the flat tool between the back glass and the frame, you now insert a plectrum into the gap. This way the gap remains open and you can take out your tool again.
  • Repeat this along the entire edge. Pull the tool through the gap to loosen the glue bit by bit.
  • In between you can always reach for a hair dryer. Re-heat the area you are working on. In this way, you will gradually insert the other picks.
  • The fingerprint sensor is connected with a cable under the camera. Therefore, lift the back cover very slightly once you have loosened it everywhere.
  • Slide an opening pick or the blade of a Halberd spudger down the side of the phone, separating the adhesive.
  • Go slowly so that the tool doesn't slip out of the seam. If cutting becomes difficult, reheat and reapply the Opener.
Removing The Fingerprint Sensor
  • The fingerprint sensor cable connects the phone to the rear glass near the main camera. The cable is very short and should disconnect as the rear glass is removed.
  • As you lift the glass, peek in to be sure the orange cable with a blue connector has disconnected.
  • Use the opening picks to slice through any remaining adhesive and open the phone slightly.
  • If the fingerprint sensor cable seems snagged or stays taut do not open the phone any further. Disconnect the connector with the point of a spudger before proceeding.
  • During reassembly, in order to reconnect the fingerprint sensor cable, first angle the back cover into position until the cable connector lines up perfectly over its socket. Then, use the flat end of your spudger to gently snap the connector into place by pressing it straight down.
  • Remove the glass from the phone.
NFC Antenna and Charging Coil Assembly
  • Take out the 14 screws that connect the midframe to the display.
  • Remove the NFC antenna and charging coil assembly.
Battery Connector
  • Carefully disconnect the connector of the battery by using a spudger. Be sure to use a plastic spudger to avoid a short circuit.
Remove The Speaker
  • Using tweezers or another flat tool, you can loosen and remove the speaker.
Screen Removal
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the display and digitizer connector.
  • Carefully lift the screen assembly away from the midframe, gently pulling the display connector through the hole in the midframe.
  • Remove the screen assembly.

You now have taken all the parts out of the case of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Now it's time to prepare the new screen.

  1. All adhesive surfaces as well as the thermal pads of your new screen are protected with a transparent film. You have to remove this before you start installing it.

Assemble your Samsung Galaxy 8 in reverse order.

Screen damage from poor handling makes up 71% of phone repairs

Around 71 per cent cases of mobile phone repairs are related to screen damage, followed by issues related to starting (8 per cent), device damage (6 per cent), water logging (3 per cent), software and charging (2 per cent each), the report said.

It also cautions against installation of third party applications as it can crash the smartphone due to non-compatibility with the operating system of the device.

According to the report, smartphones with thin bezels or curved screens, which also cost high, are most susceptible to damage.

"A cracked screen is unsavory to look at and it also poses danger to other parts of your phone. The crack allows the dust and moisture to get inside the phone easily, which damages other components inside the device.

Samsung Galaxy S8 without screen
In Conclusion

Before you hand over your device or repair your device for yourself,  here are a few factors you need to consider.

Can You Afford To Replace Your Phone?

Well…. If you happen to mess things up, and break your phone in the process of a self repair, perhaps ruin a cable, break the phone camera or break a clip in the casing. What will you do? Can you afford a replacement?

Personally, I think for most people it is much easier to take your broken handset to a phone repair technician or return it to the manufacturer. However for those with patience and determination, I say go for it! But be careful, this is just a guide, a collection of the best information we could find, to get you posting selfies again.

Use Quality Parts

Cheap parts are cheap for a reason, don’t expect a cheap replacement phone screen to last a lifetime.

Or Use A Local Technician

Mobile phones—no matter what model they are or who makes them—can always be repaired by simply going to an expert who can get the job done for you. When it comes to getting the repairs done yourself, you can either contact the official manufacturer or a phone repair expert.

Iphone x screen replacement

It is worth noting, however, that going with the official manufacturer can be costly. In some cases, some phone owners have been quoted as much as the price of getting a new phone itself! Phone repair experts, such as Fixmyphonenow, on the other hand, are a better alternative because they’re much more cost-effective, but they can also pull off the same repair quality as you’d get with an official manufacturer at more affordable prices!

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